Perspectives on Racism in Health Care Among Black Veterans With Chronic Kidney Disease

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In this qualitative study of 36 Black veterans with chronic kidney disease, participants described feeling angry and resentful and experiencing stress as a result of encounters with racism. Some veterans also expressed a strong sense of distrust in the health care system coupled with a need to be hypervigilant during clinical encounters.

Authors: Shimrit Keddem, Ph.D., of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

 

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